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Forum Supports Four Projects in 2015

The Forum is supporting four projects in 2016: The Manly Gulch Coho Access and Habitat Restoration Project, the Central California Traction Company Railroad Bridge Fish Passage Improvement Project, the Pacific Lamprey Passage Assessment Database Project, and the Juvenile Fish Passage Criteria Assessmen Project.

UC Davis Road Ecology Center

The UC Davis Road Ecology Center researches road effects, sea level rise, and wildlife movement/connectivity. 

2015 Annual Report

Click here for a copy of the California Fish Passage Forum's 2015 annual report.

2016 Waters to Watch List

California's Mill and Deer Creek and the Carmel River have been selected as two of our nation's 10 Waters to Watch in 2016. Click here for the details!

Next Forum Meeting

The next Forum meeting will be in San Luis Obispo October 26, 2016 . Stay tuned for more information.

2015 Forum-funded projects

The Forum supported the Memorial County Park Fish Passage Barrier Remediation project in 2015. Check the link above for photos of the completed project!

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Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships

View the Summer 2016 Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships newsletter.

Forum Recommends Monitoring Methods

The Forum released a new report, "Fish Passage Monitoring Methods," which recommends a set of best management practices associated with fish passage monitoring.

Website updated August 19, 2016.


California Fish Passage Forum

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The mission of the Fish Passage Forum is to protect and restore listed anadromous salmonid species, and other aquatic organisms, in California by promoting collaboration among public and private sectors for fish passage improvement projects and programs.


The goal of the Forum is to restore connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout the historic range of anadromous fish.


The Forum coordinates among agency programs and private sector activities to target high priority projects and to improve the timeliness and cost-effectiveness of fish passage.


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  1. Remediate barriers to effective fish migration.
  2. Facilitate coordination and communication among agencies, agency staff, and other entities that may propose, review, or promulgate fish passage criteria within California.
  3. Identify, assess and prioritize the removal of fish passage barriers.
  4. Disseminate guidelines and design criteria for replacement of barriers.
  5. Coordinate funding mechanisms to remove fish passage barriers.
  6. Promote state and federal permit coordination and efficiencies.
  7. Facilitate plans to monitor and evaluate fish passage restoration effectiveness to ensure accountability.
  8. Promote existing state and national policy and actions that support fish passage improvement in California.
  9. Implement education and outreach activities, targeting both the general public and fish passage practitioners.
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For a map showing locations to and information about Forum-funded projects, click here.